|Submission Date||July 29, 2013|
Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:
A brief description of the snow and ice removal program, policy, or practice:
The campus practice is to mechanically remove as much snow as possible. Ice control products are used solely for the purpose of controlling ice, not to remove snow. Additionally, ice melt systems have been installed at the entryways of several new buildings, significantly reducing the amount of salt used.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Over the past 11 years we have reduced our average annual salt usage from 900 tons in 2001, to 600 tons or less. Obviously every year is different, but in that time frame the Campus has grown exponentially with increases in buildings and hard-scape.
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